May 8 – 11, 2008
The conference was held at:
Best Western Sheridan Center
612 N. Main, Sheridan, WY 82801-3633
(800) WESTERN (937-8376)
The CWAM Program Committee is proud to announce the 2008 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, Ron Chew, Executive Director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, WA.
Chew, a Seattle native, has a journalism background and a history of community activism. As a self-taught museum professional, he organized the Chinese Oral History Project of Seattle in 1990 and edited a companion volume, Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans, in 1994. Chew was hired in 1991 as the Executive Director for the Wing Luke Asian Museum, and has since elevated it from a struggling artifact-based museum into an award-winning center based on collaborative projects with the region’s diverse Asian/Pacific Islander communities. His work with the Museum and community led to an appointment by President Bill Clinton to the National Council on the Humanities in 2001.